Isabel Okoro (b. 2001, Nigeria), born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, she is currently a Toronto-based photographer. Okoro uses photography to visualize an imagined world and eternity, as a space to immortalize family, friends & those she meets along the way. Her governing photographic thesis is predicated on the creation of a Black utopia; a world free of the anxiety, violence and oppression experienced by those of the African diaspora. Her work has been featured online with i-D Magazine, WePresent by WeTransfer, Nataal Magazine and Der Greif Magazin.
Gallery 44's residency program offers visiting artists and curators full access to facilities and workshops, support for research and for the production of new work. The artist in residence works in close collaboration with the gallery, fostering dialogue and exchange, while supporting a broad range of approaches to photography and its related practices.